What’s on your produce? The dirty little secret that can affect your health

Wax on fruit and vegetables.  It’s not a big secret.  Apples are waxed to help them last longer, and so are cucumbers.  But did you know about 80% of all produce is waxed, including cherries, plums, nectaries, avocados, bell peppers, cantaloupes, cucumbers, eggplants, grapefruits, lemons, limes, melons, oranges, parsnips, passion fruits, peaches, pineapples, pumpkins, rutabagas,…

Start May in a BIG Way and Join Us For The First Live, Daily Cooking Show on Facebook!

  We have some exciting news to share with you!  We just launched the FIRST, LIVE, DAILY cooking show on Facebook, called “The Real Dish” The Real Dish showcases quick, clean, affordable meals and leverages Facebook’s new live streaming capabilities. The purpose is to share that eating clean and healthy can be done easily, deliciously and affordably.…

Pita Nachos with Mango Salsa

I went head to head with renowned YouTube and Cooking Channel chef Laura Vitale on the show “Recipe Rehab” and won this challenge – taking nachos to the next level but keeping them healthy and delish.  This recipe was featured in the Harper Collins book, Recipe Rehab: These are full of protein with the chicken…

They Dole it out, and we have to swallow it?

I’m HEAPING mad.  I mean….I’m FUMING over the news that is breaking across the internet right now about the Dole Federal investigation.  I think you will be just as outraged when you hear what’s happening. According to Food Safety News, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Dole in relation to the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak that…